Jun 3
Posted 10:24 pm, 3rd Jun 2008 No Comments

Admittedly, it’s been a while coming but now we’ve finally pressed the button; the Urbane Blinds blog is live. Of course, it goes without saying that a certain degree of focus will be specifically blinds-orientated, however I’ve also taken a view that in order to capture a larger audience it would be worth casting the net a little further afield.

So, blinds aside, there will be a whole host of other, hopefully insightful topics being brought up in the coming months. Not least, a few of my own thoughts about business in general - both online and offline. Hopefully there’ll be a few useful nuggests of info in store there.

Coming next, actually is a piece stemming back to my days in the web design business. The web design trade is where I made my first ever attempt at running a business on my own a number of years ago, only to capitulate not long into the second year in the game. I can say now with some confidence that had I known then what I know today that I would have been far more successful. Hopefully a few reflective thoughts will help others avoid meeting the same fate.

Especially for the youngsters amongst you. Oh how the enthusiastic naivity of youth can blind you to some of the most important, and obvious facts. Don’t make the same mistakes I did; they’re easy enough to avoid.

Let me try to wrap this up by bringing the topic back round to this site. Urbane Blinds. What exactly is it? The answer to that rather depends on your perspective. To the consumer, it’s an ideal place to continue the search for some rather nice window blinds. I can vouch for that, because I have Hillarys Blinds in my own house and I can say with total honesty that they’re very nice indeed.

If you’re not here for blinds, there’s a chance you came here looking for a pretty web site. I’ve been fortunate enough to have had the site featured on a number of CSS and Design galleries - which is nice. I hope you like the site, too.

For me though, the site is something else. It’s the beginning of a better life, hopefully. My first serious attempt at business. Yes, I’ve already attempted to scale the heights of the design industry but I’ll discount that for now because I was, at the time, utterly clueless. This is different. I now have a plan. Will I pull it off? Who knows, but I’ll leave you with the immortal words of Sir Winston Churchill:

Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never

I know I won’t. Neither should you…

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